1: the boundary of a surface [syn: border] 2: a sharp side formed
by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded
the edges of the box" 3: a line determining the limits of
an area [syn: boundary, bound] 4: the attribute of urgency; "his
voice had an edge to it" [syn: sharpness] 5: a slight competitive
advantage; "he had an edge on the competition" 6: a
strip near the boundary of an object; "he jotted a note on
the margin of the page" [syn: margin] v 1: advance slowly,
as if by inches; "He edged towards the car" [syn: inch]
2: provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with
embroidery" [syn: border] 3: lie adjacent to another or share
a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England
marches with Scotland" [syn: border, adjoin, abut, march,
butt, butt against, butt on] 4: provide with an edge; "edge
thin, sharpened side, as of the blade of a cutting instrument.
The degree of sharpness of a cutting blade.
A penetrating, incisive quality: “His simplicity sets off
the satire, and gives it a finer edge” (William Hazlitt).
A slight but noticeable sharpness or harshness: His voice had
an edge to it.
Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest: The brisk walk gave
an edge to my appetite.
line of intersection of two surfaces: the edge of a brick; the
table's rounded edges.
A rim or brink: the edge of a cliff.
The point at which something is likely to begin: on the edge of
area or part away from the middle; an extremity: lifted the carpet's
A dividing line; a border: a house on the edge of town. See Synonyms
A margin of superiority; an advantage: a slight edge over the
A provocative or discomforting quality, as from audacity or innovativeness:
“Over all, the show will have a grittier edge” (Constance
who drives a truck.
One that is engaged in trucking goods.